The U.S. Radium Industry: Industrial In-house Research and the Commercialization of Science

@article{Rentetzi2008TheUR,
  title={The U.S. Radium Industry: Industrial In-house Research and the Commercialization of Science},
  author={Maria Rentetzi},
  journal={Minerva},
  year={2008},
  volume={46},
  pages={437-462}
}
A fierce debate ensued after the announcement in 1913 in the U.S.A. that all rights and ownership of radium-bearing ores found on public land would be reserved by the government. At stake was the State monopolization of radium that pitted powerful industrialists with radium claims, mainly in the Colorado area, against the Bureau of Mines and prestigious physicians who wished to reserve radium for medical uses. This article describes the strategies of one of the biggest U.S. radium industries… Expand
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